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by Kitty Robson

Apple Music's vibrant show host pairs together some of history's greatest female artists.

On the last day of Women’s History Month, we decided to recruit your new favourite daily show host Rebecca Judd to curate us the ultimate playlist full of feminist anthems. Relatable and, quite frankly, adorable, Rebecca’s Apple Music sets are always full of life and heart, so who better to select some celebratory tracks.

Featuring the likes of Ariana and Mariah, Rebecca’s playlist pairs together 20th-century queens with their 21st-century counterparts to celebrate the rich history of women in music. Ten tracks that are bound to get you pumped, Rebecca Judd’s playlist is a who’s who of anthemic pop, just in time for some sunny days. Scroll down to press play and find out just how Rebecca chose her fierce curation…

‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ by Whitney Houston and ‘Party’ by Beyoncé

“We start this playlist off with one of the greatest artists of all time, Whitney Houston and ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’. Released back in 1987, this song still gets played at every one of my family parties now, it is a timeless classic. Then we take it to another song that makes me feel just as much joy, Beyoncé with ‘Party’. This song turns 10 years old this year, how crazy!”

‘Into The Groove’ by Madonna and ‘Electricity’ by Dua Lipa feat Diplo and Mark Ronson

“Keeping it in the ’80’s right now, with some Madonna and ‘Into The Groove’. From a song that just makes you want to dance and wish you went raving in the 80’s (if you didn’t already haha) to an artist who drops tune after tune. She won a Grammy this year for ‘Best Vocal Pop Album’, you go Dua Lipa!”

‘Holler’ by Spice Girls and ‘Break Up Song’ by Little Mix

“Of course I need to put some Spice Girls in the playlist, a girl band I grew up listening to and admiring! Seeing them get countless UK Number 1’s and tour the whole entire world, I feel the same joy when I listen to Little Mix. Two of the biggest girl bands the UK has ever seen. Little Mix celebrate their 10 year anniversary this year and they continue to give us albums and hits, love it!”

‘I’m Coming Out’ by Diana Ross and ‘Good As Hell’ by Lizzo

“Next up is Diana Ross, with ‘I’m Coming Out’. What a great empowering song, 41 years later and it still fills me with so much happiness! The same happiness I feel these days when I listen to Lizzo, an incredible artist full of so much positivity and empowerment which is why I’ve picked ‘Good As Hell’ for the playlist.”

‘Emotions’ by Mariah Carey and ‘Positions’ by Ariana Grande

“And lastly some Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande! The comparisons have been floating around for years due to Ariana’s vocal range. I saw a tweet from Ariana to Mariah back in 2011 which said ‘I love you’ (before Ariana had even dropped her debut album), so of course it filled me with so much joy to see them work together last year alongside Jennifer Hudson for a Christmas collaboration. Truly incredible vocalists.”

Press play on Rebecca Judd x tmrw: Anthemic Women below now.

Rebecca presents The Rebecca Judd Show Monday-Thursday from 9am-11am on Apple Music 1, and Party Starters Radio each Saturday from 5pm on Apple Music Hits. 

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